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India is located in Southern Asia. It borders the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It is between the two countries of Burma and Pakistan. India is slightly more than 1/3 the size of the United States.

The population of India as of 2005 is recorded to be about 1,080,264,388 people.

The majority of the population of India, about 80.5%, is Hindu. The remaining population is Muslim, Christian, and other religions. This country has a national holiday, Republic Day, on January 26.

Natural Resources:
India had a large abundance of natural resources. Some of the resources include coal, natural gas, diamonds, and limestone. The coal in India is one of the biggest natural resources they have. The coal mine is the fourth-largest reserves in the world, making India a prized possession.


India products rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, tea, sugarcane, potatoes; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, poultry; and fish.

The climate in India varies from a tropical monsoon in the South to temperate in the North.

Natural Hazards:
The natural hazards that India may encounter include droughts, floods, monsoons, earthquakes, and major thunderstorms.


India became a federal republic after it gained its freedom in 1947.

Positive Effects:

  • Foreign powers took on interest
  • Introduced new technologies
  • Transportation and communication
  • Modern technology and education were introduced

Negative Effects:

  • Drained India's wealth
  • Destroyed India economically and politically
  • Became dependent
  • Destroyed small industries
  • Gradually destroyed India

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